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Hungarians Settle in the Carpathian Basin

It is believed the Magyar (Hungarians) were of Asian descent. Legends and folk tales reach back much further in time than the pens of historians and Magyar folk tales are strikingly similar to those of Asian peoples. The structure of their folk music also points to Asian origins.

Former premier, Count Paul Teleki, perhaps the highest authority on Hungarian history and geography, once said: "I profess with pride, both here and abroad, that we are a people of Asian origin!"

The mountain ranges form an imposing geographic boundary creating a discrete unit set in the European landscape. The rich plain is a major agricultural area--it is said that these fields of rich loamy loess soil could feed the whole of Europe!

The pioneers of the American West extend the boundaries from coast to coast

When first settled in the 15th Century, Europeans crossed one of the United States' natural geographic boundaries: the Atlantic Ocean. A thousand years after the Hungarians laid claim to their homeland surrounded by mountains, the United States too, pushed their boundaries to the limit of nature, the Pacific Ocean.

The pioneer settlers of the America West in 1620 gave the United States natural boundaries on each coast, much as the Hungarians of 896 had with the Carpathian Mountain Ranges.